About / Safe Environment Program

Thank You for Volunteering

Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God’s Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our social service agency as they participate in activities within our community.

If you are interested in volunteering, you must take the Protecting God's Children workshop. Click here for the workshop schedule.

If you have already taken the Protecting God's Children workshop, please ensure you are registered through virtusonline.org, then complete a Worker Registration Form below. If you have lived outside of Missouri within the last five years, please read the IP Rights document and complete the IP Release form attached below.

If you are a teen who would like to volunteer, provided you are under 18 years of age or are still in high school, please complete the Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth form below.

For assistance in these steps and paperwork drop off, please call Christina Utley (636) 441-1302. ext 225 or email cutley@jacares.org. Thank you.

Protecting God’s Children Information and Forms

Ethical Conduct Booklet
(Read the Code of Ethical Conduct booklet, print out the signature sheet and sign it)

Workers Registration Form

Virtus Registration Instructions

Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth

IP Rights and Release

Additional Information and Resources

This program is provided by the Archdiocese of St. Louis and you may find more information on the diocesan website.

Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division Child Abuse and
Neglect Hotline:

For additional information related to reporting incidents of suspected abuse, please refer to the Archdiocese’s Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines on Child Abuse and Neglect Reports or contact: Office of Child and Youth Protection (314) 792-7704


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